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by ZBBYLW
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 2868

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

As of right now Rouge does already have reserve. It's voluntary and only when the corp needs it, but the reserve rules are significantly better than ML. To just get ML reserve would be a huge concession. We are not in a recession and there is no reason why we should negotiate a concession. Managemen...
by ZBBYLW
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 2608

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader app...
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7746

Re: Westjet CYHZ

On my fleet it’s required anytime the runway is less than 7,000 feet, the pressure altitude is >7,000, runway is contaminated or you have a tailwind. I’ve got in the habit of doing it every leg, but it’s not required.
by ZBBYLW
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers
Replies: 7
Views: 3264

Re: A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers

The planes will visit many of the bases. They also have ramp crew to train. Short sector flights are great for checking boxes in flight operations line indoc etc, but the ground guys in YVR, YYC, YEG, YYT, YHZ benefit from seeing the plane as well.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training

If you can find a school that has a Citabria or another tail dragger that would be your best way to becoming a better pilot.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

Guess he or she had selected a good field and set up well for it.
by ZBBYLW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7963

Re: Interim bid out

WB FO, even junior isn't bad at all. But a new hire at the bottom would move up that list very slow as senior guys drop in. I beg to differ. I think being very junior ML WB FO is one of the worse jobs we have. The only thing that makes it palatable is either formula pay, or SJS (for those select pi...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines and living in Newfoundland
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Airlines and living in Newfoundland

Definitely a sizeable number commute out of YYT and a small handful out of YDF this is at AC.

Commuting sucks, but some guys make it work.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 2858

Re: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?

I anticipate a huge increase in volleyball sales.
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

So it is basically not possible to own a house until you are in your 30s if you base out of yyz/ytz (porter)? AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so ...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so they got their top up. Some live with parents. Some have roommates and are extremely frugal. One has confessed ...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 3111

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Hey Eric, does it use vacuum/pressure to suck or push out the fuel or is there an actual pump to pump out the fuel? Based on the fact its still pissing away on landing I guess it may be a pump.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 385395

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Victory wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:16 am
He thinks he's going to be the Captain. :lol:
If I'm not, even better - free beer! Hope that is a thing at AT.
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 385395

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I hope any AT guys don't get too worried. There are many of us at AC that will be happy to have you're experience join us in the flight deck. I don't get too wrapped up with work and the chips will fall where they do. Lets keep the politics to managment. Look forward to buying the beer on any layove...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 14307

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Going to be a mixed bag... some senior EMB guys for sure... lots of junior ish NB C are interested. Id take the pay cut it does <12 days of work reliably at what ever seniority % I can hold... otherwise just enjoy rouge for now.
by ZBBYLW
Tue May 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink
Replies: 11
Views: 3773

Re: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink

Some guys go and get pissed on long layovers and others excercise and head out for a run or hike in the AM the next morning not feeling like a pile of piss and some others keep to themselves. While I do drink socially, often I am more keen to wake up early and get some fresh air. Ive never felt bad ...
by ZBBYLW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Maximum important headset advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Maximum important headset advice!

Take a look at the clarity alofts. I have flown with them in various small airplanes including noisy Harvard, C185 and Pitts, metro (very noisy) and an airbus and they are very comfortable and quiet. No batteries required (no ANR). I have had mine for about 10 years and over 7000 hours. Only issue w...
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Possibly returning to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2836

Re: Possibly returning to Canada

If I recall correctly that DC10 job was 110k a year, so not worth the time.

I agree as above. There are a few contract jobs that cab work you out of YVR. May be your best bet.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 18806

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

I think a lot ACPA guys/gals just reversed their opinion on merging with ALPA..... Yes and no. It does seem that in hindsight going for the strike may have made sense and the arbitration seemed to have been a bad choice. Don't underestimate the dissatisfaction with ACPA leadership though. The YYZ L...
by ZBBYLW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2618

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

At work we have an ipad with Jepps all loaded up plus slme otger handy apps.

When I am flying for fun I am pretty old school, yes I use a GPS if available but i primarily reference paper VNC or VTAs as well as a CFS. I dont do any IFR flying for fun so no need for any approach plates.
by ZBBYLW
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Uniform question
Replies: 23
Views: 3723

Re: Uniform question

The uniforms are peices of sh¡t. The less time in them the better. The VF uniform, while still a bulk purchased uniform was okay. Unysync is terrible, with worse customer service.
by ZBBYLW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 16901

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

TC will have to come up with a rule, too many PPLs bombing around, something will have to be published I would hope. AC is also in a tough position possibly more with ramp personal in a safety position without a license but will be interesting to see.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3981

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

I fly an Airbus in Canada and my airline encourages hand flying in thr FOM. I encourage my FOs to fly with what ever level of automation they feel is right. Sadly some of them have thanked me after as they feel most times when they want to hand fly they are a burden to their parter so for me to ment...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 14821

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

That's not true almost all overtime at rouge is 2.5x. Not true? What I said was exactly true. Almost all? Hardly. What I said is exactly true... plenty of VO being done at 1.5. Whatever peoples motives, or whether I agree it's irrelevant.... I just call it like I see it... OT, Draft, whatever... bu...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 14821

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

Problem at the LCC is many won't wait for draft and go to work for 1.5x pay only, scooping your chance at 2.5x... and the awards aren't very transparent. OT at mainline pays the 1.5x if you are working a full block, + another .5 if you're over 85 hours, so mostly at double time... FWIW. I don't see...

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